June 14, 2021

The Black Index

Hunter College

Dennis Delgado, Black Panther, 2020. Tagged image format file, 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Join the Hunter College Art Galleries and Palo Alto Art Center for a virtual book launch celebrating The Black Index, co-published by the Hunter College Art Galleries and Hirmer Verlag, featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas.

The event will include a conversation with the publication editors, Bridget R. Cooks, curator of The Black Index and Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries with appearances by catalogue contributors Re’al Christian, CalvinJohn Smiley, Vivian Sming, and Ella Turenne. A discussion will follow focused on the Redaction font commissioned by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts and featured in The Black Index with the designers who created it: Forest Young, Global Principal and Head of Design at Wolff Olins and Jeremy Mickel, Type Designer and owner of MCKL; moderated by Stephen Coles, Associate Curator at Letterform Archive in San Francisco.

This event is organized in concert with the presentation of The Black Index at the Palo Alto Art Center (May 1–August 14, 2021). For more information about the exhibition and tour schedule visit

The Black Index is available through Hirmer Verlag and University of Chicago Press.

The Black Index publication is made possible by the support of the Ford Foundation, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Leubsdorf Fund at Hunter College.

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